MetroABQ Newsletter -- February

MetroABQ Newsletter -- February
by Chris Lucas

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Green Jeans Farmery: Kid Sister to Tin Can Alley

Green Jeans Farmery: Kid Sister to Tin Can Alley
by Chris Lucas

I watched Green Jeans Farmery seemingly build itself up from scratch, starting as a vacant mid-town lot between the interstate & an arroyo. Roy Solomon, 'creator of innovative developments' dreamed of a shipping container community that featured indoor & outdoor chill spaces, shops, restaurants & services. Images above & below.  Read More


Year In Pictures: A 2019 Photo Essay Part II

Year In Pictures: A 2019 Photo Essay Part II
by Chris Lucas

See Year in Pictures Pt I.


Shifting toward one of the Metro's NW communities, I found myself in Rio Rancho atop a Vista Entrada home, staring at a 24-panel photovoltaic solar array on one side & stunning views of the Sandia Mountains on the other. To show both, we hired my favorite Drone Pilot, who captured dozens of images around the home & property, two seen above.

From the drone images, there appear to be PV solar arrays on numerous homes throughout the neighborhood, which is a big deal: due to the benefit of the solar panels, the above home has no monthly electric bill & is paid ~$600 per year from the electric company, for the energy it over-produces.

Closer to the Rio Grande, in a Corrales greenbelt property, hangs the image Four Horses, a mid-century Agnes Sims painting. Perfectly adorned among the adobe-brick walls, the owners of the four-acre horse property graciously left the artwork, below, for my client, who's a skilled horsewoman.

Below that is my favorite bathroom of the year, with it's cobalt penny-round shower tile, floating vanity & 'skatepark' porcelain sink, found at the La Luz townhome complex near Coors & Montaño Blvd.



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MetroABQ Parks & Greenspaces Part III

MetroABQ Parks & Greenspaces Part III
by Chris Lucas

Parks & Greenspaces Part I & Part II  Read More


MetroABQ Parks & Greenspaces Part V

MetroABQ Parks & Greenspaces Part V
by Chris Lucas

Above is a pocket greenspace with public art pieces, on the edge of Netherwood Park & the North Bike Path Diversion Channel that travels north from the UNM CAmpus up to Balloon Fiesta Park & beyond.
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MetroABQ Newsletter -- December: Public Art & Parks & Greenspaces

MetroABQ Newsletter -- December: Public Art & Parks & Greenspaces
by Chris Lucas

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La Luz 3-D Walking Tour: 2 Tumbleweed NW

La Luz 3-D Walking Tour: 2 Tumbleweed NW
by Chris Lucas

Welcome to 2 Tumbleweed NW, an all-adobe townhome in the westside's La Luz del Oeste community.
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Sandia Heights Homeowners Map

Sandia Heights Homeowners Map
by Chris Lucas

I love maps! This one shows all the residential lots in Sandia Heights, a bedroom community nestled in the Sandia Mountain Foothills, on the northeastern edge of the MetroABQ. The blue lots often hover upwards of around three quarters of an acre & there are almost 400 of them. As the community is not in the city of Albuquerque, it has a water association. Read More